Master of the North
“I am the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world. Scientists have placed me in the marine mammal group because I live primarily on the frozen sea ice and feed almost exclusively on the seals that swim below it. While I may feed on a variety of seal species as well as belugas or narwhals, ringed seals are by far my favorite.
Men have long admired my hunting skills; the ways I stalk my prey, lie motionless by a breathing hole or imitate an ice floe are similar to techniques they might use themselves. According to legend, I am ultimately the one who decides whether the hunter’s spear succeeds or fails; pursuing a polar bear requires an honest tribute of honor and respect.
The sea ice is now changing. And so must I.”
The second coin in this exciting four-coin series sets itself apart with its uncommon square shape – the perfect setting to showcase the modern style used to feature Canada’s wildlife, our legacy to protect.
Face Value: 3 dollars
Quantity Sold: 8,544
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper ; Gold plated
Weight (g): 11.8
Diameter (mm): 27 x 27
Artist: Jason Bouwman
- Second coin in a new series featuring Canadian wildlife, starting with the 2010 Barn Owl.
- Limited edition coin features a square shape with gold-plating, the third square shape coin by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Unique customized sleeve.
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a unique sleeve featuring this series of coins.